October 29th, 2010

Adventure before dementia

Film Meme - Day 31

Day 01 - Sequel that should not have been made ... The Trail of the Pink Panther
Day 02 - Movie that you think more people should see ... Still to decide - LOL
Day 03 - Favorite Oscar-nominated movie from most recent ballot ... Pride and Prejudice
Day 04 - Movie that makes you laugh every time ... Carry On, Up The Khyber
Day 05 - Movie you loathe ... Meet The Spartans
Day 06 - Movie that makes you cry every time ... Gone With The Wind
Day 07 - Least favorite movie by a favorite actor or actress ... P.S. I Love You
Day 08 - Movie that should be required high school viewing ... Gallipoli ...&... All Quiet On The Western Front
Day 09 - Best scene ever ... Pellet with the Poison, from The Court Jester
Day 10 - A movie you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving ... Lethal Weapon
Day 11 - A movie that disappointed you ... Twilight
Day 12 - Best soundtrack/background music in a scene ... Snow White ... & ... Prince of Egypt
Day 14 - Favorite film in black and white ... Some Like It Hot
Day 15 - Best musical - Guys & Dolls
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure movie ... Still to decide - LOL
Day 17 - Favorite series of related movies - Star Wars
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence ... Operation Peticoat
Day 19 - Best movie cast ... Around the World in 80 Days
Day 20 - Favorite kiss ... To Catch a Thief
Day 21 - Favorite romantic couple ... Groucho & Margaret ... and ... Fred & Ginger
Day 22 - Favorite final scene/line ... Some like It Hot
Day 23 - Best explosion or action scene ... Lethal Weapon 3
Day 24 - Quote you use most often ... "Wind & Rain ... from The Longest Day
Day 25 - A movie you plan on watching (old or new) ... Mamma Mia
Day 26 - Freakishly weird movie ending ... Still to decide - LOL
Day 27 - Best villain ... Arsenic and Old Lace
Day 28 - Most overhyped movie ... E.T.
Day 29 - Movie you have watched more than ten times ... Wonder Man
Day 30 - Saddest Death Scene ... The Way To The Stars

Day 31 - Scene that made you stand up and cheer

I was old enough to remember the actual event ... and to literally hold my breath waiting for this re-entry!   Apollo 13 is a great film - but the final scene always both makes me cheer, and brings a lump to my throat.

The soundtrack is poor - couldn't find a better one ... but for those who don't know Jim Lovell was played by Tom Hanks ... and in this scene (at 3mins) that is the RL Jim Lovell greeting the actor Jim Lovell.

James - my name

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Getting To Know You Meme - Day 2

Day 01 - Introduction

Day 02 – Your first love, in great detail

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I've never been in love ... only a couple of guys have ever sparked anything in me ... I have had the problems of bullying from age 9, so therefore, never had that teen-fun!  Then as the years went on, the chance of getting hurt means I step away from any chances ... I hate to put myself where I can be hurt .. Yes, I'm sooooo shy!

Actually, when I was 4 my parents were friends with a couple who had a boy my age (brown hair and blue eyes!) ... Mervyn and I were great friends for a couple of years, until we moved out of Wales.  He later married at 18 and she went off with his friend about 10 years later.  Mum is still in contact with his mum ... so I get to hear how he is doing.

My first love was Perry ... a Blue Cocker Spaniel ... he died in my arms at 4 1/2 (when I was 26) ... I said I never wanted to love again, as you get toooooooooo hurt ... but, as Mum pointed out ...

"It's better to have loved and lost"

Then there was Jaykub ... I do describe him as my first love ... love at first sight for me ... and even though he hardly saw me in the early days, he always looked after me when I had a lesson ... I say that in 2003 (at age 10) ... he broke his leg, and my heart.

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